Local Leagues in New Mexico

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Voting 101

The League has prepared a brief guide to voting in New Mexico. You can view or download it here (PDF, 256KB). Updated 10.30.2013!

Voter Registration

You must be registered in order to vote. If you have moved, changed your address, your name, or your party affiliation, you will need to re-register in order to vote.

You can check your registration status by contacting your local County Clerk's office and numerous other locations listed on www.sos.state.nm.us.

Who may vote in New Mexico? Voters must be U.S. citizens, must be at least eighteen on or before election day, and must reside in New Mexico. Application may be made in person or by mail, but note the identification requirements for applications made by mail.

Where do I register? You can register at your County Clerk's office, or pick up a voter registration form at any public library, Department of Motor Vehicles office, or public assistance office. Voter registration drives are conducted by organizations such as the League of Women Voters, the political parties, various advocacy groups, and by individuals who are trained voter registrars.

How Can I Tell if I'm Registered? You can call your County Clerk's office, or check online at the Secretary of State's Voter View web page.

Voter Identification For mail-in registration application, if the applicant is registering for the first time in New Mexico, the applicant must submit, together with his completed and signed application form, a copy of one of the following types of identification showing both the name and the NM address of the applicant:

If the applicant has not submitted the required identification before the election, s/he may be required to do so when voting for the first time, whether in person or absentee.

Where can I get more information? Visit the website of the New Mexico Secretary of State. This page includes links to check the status of your provisional ballot, if one was required, as well as sample ballots for the 2012 Primary and General Elections. Voters may also look up their voter registration information using VoterView.

Verify your voter registration status.

Problems voting? Call one of these hotlines:

or visit www.866OurVote.org.

Visit the NM Secretary of State's Voter Information Center for more information, or send your questions to Elections@state.nm.us. The Secretary of State also publishes a Voter Guide to the Constitutional Amendments and General Obligation Bonds, in English and in Spanish.

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